Kern County Youth for Christ

aka Kern County Youth for Christ/DBA Kern Youth Network   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.yfckern.org

Mission

Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Notes from the nonprofit

DURING OUR 2015-2016 MINISTRY YEAR we will open 7 new ministry sites and provide programs for over 5,659 young people giving at least 3,090 the opportunity to become followers of Jesus Christ. To accomplish these goals; we need to expand our volunteers by 53 who will be working alongside our 16 full-time and 9 part-time staff. With our annual budget of $1,179,814 expenses we need to increase our financial partnerships by $65,000 this year.

Ruling year info

1954

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Adam Capehart

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jerry Buzzell

Main address

P.O. Box 763

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

95-2597393

NTEE code info

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To provide encouragement and support with caring adults and student leaders. To help young people develop mentally, socially, physically and spiritually. To collaborate with schools, juvenile institutions, churches and families in the betterment of their youth.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Campus Life, City Life, Parent Life, Juvenile Justice Ministry, Transitional Living

Youth for Christ is an independent and interdenominational organization that partners with churches and community organizations. Our programs work with an average of 1,320 young people weekly: on the campus with clubs, follow-up, big events and camps; in the institutions with chapel services, Bible studies, life skills training and special events. We also worked with pregnant and parenting teens through mentoring and training programs; with a transitional living complex and mentoring for young adults.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2013

Awards

Beautiful Bakersfield Award 2004

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

National Network for Youth 1988

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

DURING OUR 2018-2019 MINISTRY YEAR we will open 4 new ministry sites and provide programs for over 5,735 young people giving at least 2,850 the opportunity to become followers of Jesus Christ. To accomplish these goals; we need to expand our volunteers by 50 who will be working alongside our 14 full-time and 7 part-time staff. With our annual budget of $1,036,931 expenses we need to increase our financial partnerships by $100,000 this year.

To mobilize caring adults and student leaders in order to meet the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs of every young person in Kern County through collaborations and partnerships with local churches, schools, institutions, and community programs. For instance, Campus Life, City Life, Parent Life, Juvenile Justice Ministry, and Transitional Living.

10 Board Members, 22 Staff, 165 Volunteers, and more than 1,000 donors who have given in the last two years.

Many, many success stories, but we still have many more students that have not been reached in Kern County.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Kern County Youth for Christ

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Seth Johnson

Outsiders Adventure Company

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Jon Stewart

Subway

Term: 2021 - 2022

Patty Gray

DreamMaker, Inc.

Bob Stewart

SUBWAY

Kurt Sturz

Sturz Pediatric Dentistry

Judy Miller

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Phil Klassen

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Adam Capehart

Youth for Christ of Kern County

Ken Beurmann

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Kaye Camp

Soul Rest Ministries

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/22/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data